All of these events have been updated for October 2016!
Caramel apples, pumpkin carving, live music in the cool crisp air. You can’t live in Westchester without loving fall. It’s when our orchards, farms and, of course, foliage, shine. So don’t let the season pass you by without getting out to one of these fall festivals. To make it easy, they’re listed by date. Enjoy!
Warwick Apple Festival
When: Oct. 2, 10am to 5pm
Where: Downtown Warwick, NY (about an hour north of White Plains)
What to Expect: Every year, Warwick opens its streets up for a large all-day apple festival. There’s serious shopping — more than 200 craft vendors set up — and dozens of food vendors to keep hungry bellies full. There’s seven different stages featuring music and entertainment. Plus, an all day carnival with a special kiddie carnival. Best of all: An apple pie baking contest with samples for festival goers.
Weinberg Nature Center’s Annual Fall Festival
When: Oct. 2, 1 to 4pm
Where: 455 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale
What to Expect: Those that live in lower Westchester will appreciate the quick hop to Scarsdale for a fun fall day. Live animals, a petting zoo, apple cidering, nature walks, scavenger hunts, a haystack dive, games food and much more!
Tickets: $8 per person; kids under 2 free
Fall Into Fall Harvest Festival at Bartow-Pell
When: Oct. 8, 12 to 4pm
Where: 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
What to Expect: An indoor-outdoor festival of fall delights for all ages. There will be music, crafts, games, a giant hay-bale tower, and seasonal treats including fresh cider from our outdoor press. Meet some birds of prey, help harvest our season’s final bounty from our organic vegetable garden, ride in a horse-drawn wagon and pick your own pumpkin from BPMM’s pop-up pumpkin patch!
Tickets: $5 per person; children under 3 free
Harvest Festival Weekend at Stamford Museum
When: Oct. 15-16, 11am to 3pm
Where: 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
What to Expect: Cast your vote in a scarecrow contest, watch an apple-cider making demonstration, participate in the costume parade, learn about colonial life and more at Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s 375th anniversary. Other activities include an apple slingshot, farm animal demonstrations, live music, face-painting, storytelling and children’s crafts. Popular food trucks will be on hand, and hayride tickets will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Spooktoberfest at Hart’s Brook Park & Preserve
When: Oct. 15, 12 to 4:30pm
Where: Ridge Road Park, Hartsdale
What to Expect: Highlights include live music, a magic show, a bubble bus, pirate school, inflatables, face painting, a petting zoo, food vendors, and Halloween crafts, games and hay rides.
Tickets: $6 per person; children under 2 free
Sheldrake Environmental Center’s Fall Festival
When: Oct. 16, 2 to 5pm
Where: 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont
What to Expect: Come to Sheldrake to build a fairy or bug house. Then stay to hike on a nature trail, listen to live music, learn about composting and get your face painted. Lots of arts and crafts to keep little ones busy.
Tickets: $5 for members, $10 for non-members (discount if purchased in advance)
Autumn Celebration at Muscoot Farm
When: Oct. 16, 12 to 3pm
Where: Route 100, Somers
What to Expect: Spend the day listening and dancing to a band, watching blacksmithing demonstrations, making origami, visiting antique cars, decorating a sugar pumpkin, taking a hayride or shopping at the farmers’ market. Kids can also play old fashioned farm games!
Tickets: Free, but there’s a small charge for sugaring pumpkins
Greenburgh Nature Center Fall Festival
When: Oct. 16, 11am to 3pm
Where: 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale
What to Expect: Cider making, scarecrow-building and pumpkin-carving. There will also be a petting zoo, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, zip line and live music. Food available to purchase.
Tickets: $8 members, $15 non-members (discount if purchased in advance)